In his first and likely last comments on Aaron Hernandez Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he was shocked and disappointed that a player was involved with an investigation associated with his team.

After introducing the topic Belichick would not say Hernandez's name again in a 22-minute press conference in which he expressed remorse for Odin Lloyd and his family the victim of Hernandez's alleged crime and appeared genuinely contrite.

It was a stark contrast from past press conferences surrounding controversy.

"It's a sad day. It's really a sad day on so many levels" Belichick said in his opening statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family with the victim. I express my sympathy with everyone that's been impacted.

"A young man has lost his life a family has suffered a tragic loss."

Belichick was out of the country when he learned of the investigation.